Recapture the D&D tabletop magic or enjoy the craziest sports game of your life.
Microsoft unveiled its free games offering for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in February 2023, which includes just two titles: For The King and Guts ‘N Goals. These games are also available to subscribers to Microsoft’s other gaming service, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
For the King is a unique gaming experience that mixes RPG, strategy and rogue-like elements, allowing players to choose from one of several adventures with unique objectives or challenges while mastering non-war medieval classes such as Blacksmiths or Scholars instead of warriors or use mages to achieve these goals. Exploration itself is done using dice-based systems to determine movement and characteristics in a way that captures the randomness of traditional tabletop RPGs, and sometimes the things you collect can be carried over to future adventures. For the King is available to subscribers from February 1st to February 28th.
Guts ‘N Goals combines genres, mixing sports and beat ’em up tropes to create a sports royale experience for all. In this game, players can use multiple weapons instead of feet to score goals in unorthodox football games, where each stadium offers a different way of playing. Players can even hide in bushes, avoid rivers, or skate on ice fields, making it an unparalleled sports experience. Also, players don’t have to worry about penalty cards as there are none, and players can even KO their opponents for some time to have more freedom in scoring goals. Guts ‘N Goals is available to all Gold subscribers from February 16th to March 15th.
Both games can be played alone or with friends. For the King has both single player and co-op modes, while Guts ‘N Goals can be played both online and offline, solo or with friends locally or over the internet. For the King is also getting a roguelike tabletop sequel this year, titled For the King 2. , quirky cast of characters. Needless to say, the sequel will also feature many new classes and random factors that will make each adventure very different from the previous one, just like its predecessor.
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